Sheriff’s deputy demoted over sexual misconduct allegations

By ALLEN MINCEY
Posted 12/1/17

A patrol sergeant with the Bradley County Sheriff's Office was demoted following allegations of sexual harassment.Sgt. Doug Boucher was demoted from patrol sergeant to patrol deputy, after an …

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Sheriff’s deputy demoted over sexual misconduct allegations

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A patrol sergeant with the Bradley County Sheriff's Office was demoted following allegations of sexual harassment.

Sgt. Doug Boucher was demoted from patrol sergeant to patrol deputy, after an internal affairs investigation into the incident, which allegedly included a female employee associated with the BCSO.

BCSO Communications Director James Bradford said the investigation into the allegation has concluded, which led to the demotion. He added that Boucher has five days to appeal the decision, and will remain in the patrol division until then.

"Our agency's general orders allow Boucher five days to appeal his demotion to the sheriff," Bradford said.

Chief Brian Smith told Boucher about the demotion, after we checked with Internal Affairs and Bradley County Attorney Crystal Freiberg," he added.

Bradford did not release the name of the alleged victim,  when the incident reportedly happened, or if it was a one-time incident or something that had allegedly taken place more than once.

Boucher has over 20 years of law enforcement service. 

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